Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
I used to do this before it was a "thing". My first dog loved to pull me on my bike; whenever I'd get the leash and the bike out, she'd get all excited and ready to run. I just tied the leash around the frame of the bike (not the handlebars) and let her pull on a flat collar. As soon as I said the word, she'd take off like a racehorse out of the gate. I'd let her pull me for as long as she wanted, usually about 1/4 mile, then she'd settle back and run beside me. She learned words for "left" and "right", and always kept an eye on me for subtle cues. She was an awesome dog.
I've trained other dogs to run beside the bike; some liked it, some didn't.